Pregnancy week

37th Week pregnancy symptoms

37What’s happening with your baby in Week 37?

  • Your baby is now almost 7 pounds in weight, gaining about ½ pound per week, with the fat accumulating becoming much smoother.
  • At this point your baby is completely ready for delivery so don’t be surprised if you are reading this article in the delivery room!

What’s happening with you in Week 37?

  • The next few weeks are just packed with waiting so you might want to do some tasks that need to be done quickly.
  • Braxton Hicks contractions are now appearing more often, starting to feel a bit uncomfortable.
  • Vaginal discharge has intensified.
  • Since the baby is lowering down into the pelvis you may have a relief in terms of breathing freedom but bladder might become your new issue.

Useful information for Week 37


  • Labor is a very intense but special and highly intimate experience. It’s also really messy, but the end result always makes it worthwhile. Women who experienced this say that it’s simply immeasurable with anything else on this planet.


  • Your baby is now ready for delivery. If you’re a first time mom, chances are you will be a bit late.
  • Cramps can be used to describe the contractions, but being ten times more intense and painful.
  • Researches have stated that your baby triggers the labor with hormone excretion which starts the whole process.

Advices for Week 37

  • In the days which will follow after delivery you will need some big padding for your vagina as the bleeding will be extremely heavy. If the bleeding remains persistent you may want to contact your doctor as it can cause exertion.
  • Painkillers can help you ease the pain after delivery, but it’s important to take stool softeners as well so that you don’t get constipated. Painkillers are known to have such an effect and it may be a bit of a problem, especially if you’re still in pain.

Try not to delay with your medicines that can control pain attacks and attend to them as quickly as you can. The symptoms may become exponentially worse if you are running late.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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